Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)

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Party
Democratic
District
52: County of Prince William (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Appropriations, General Laws, Rules
Website
delegatetorian.com
Copatroning Habits
67% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 88% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
0% in 2021
From the Legislator’s Website

General Assembly Session Update: Week 1

January 16, 2021
The 2021 General Assembly Session began this week. The virtual format for the House of Delegates means it is easy for you to follow along and advocate from home: Watch House committee and subcommittee meetings and the House floor session live every weekday here. See our daily meeting schedules and sign up to provide testimony before […] The post General Assembly Session Update: Week 1 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Chair Torian Announces 2021 Legislative Priorities

January 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – Today House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian is releasing his legislative priorities for the 2021 General Assembly session. BUDGET In amending Virginia’s biennial budget, Chair Torian will continue to prioritize education, health care, and workers’ rights. He supports amendments instituting COVID-19 relief for our public schools; new measures to address […] The post Chair Torian Announces 2021 Legislative Priorities appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Delegate Torian Elected Chair of Minority Business Commission

January 8, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Luke Torian was elected Chair of the newly organized Virginia Minority Business Commission at the Commission’s virtual inaugural meeting Thursday morning. The Commission was created by the 2020-2022 biennial state budget to promote the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses in Virginia and evaluate best practices to expand […] The post Delegate Torian Elected Chair of Minority Business Commission appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Chair Torian Launches Re-Election Campaign

January 8, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WOODBRIDGE, VA – Today Chair Luke Torian is formally announcing the launch of his campaign for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates for the 52nd district. Chair Torian said: It is an honor to serve the people of the 52nd district and to represent you in the House of Delegates. I […] The post Chair Torian Launches Re-Election Campaign appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

52nd District January Newsletter

January 1, 2021
I hope you had a safe, relaxing, and restorative holiday season. To call last year challenging would be an understatement. For many it was a year of loss, loneliness, and instability. Amid this turmoil, it has been inspiring to watch our communities respond to such adversity with care and concern for others, innovation, solidarity, and […] The post 52nd District January Newsletter appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

52nd District December Newsletter

December 2, 2020
Special Session 2020 adjourned sine die on November 9. You can read my last update from Special Session, detailing final changes to the budget and the criminal justice reform measures that were adopted, here. See more coverage of the close of this ambitious, 12-week session here. The General Assembly will reconvene for the 2021 Regular Session on January 13. As […] The post 52nd District December Newsletter appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

VGEA Names Chair Torian 2020 Legislator of the Year

November 18, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – On Tuesday, November 17, the Virginia Governmental Employees Association (VGEA) recognized House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian with its 2020 Legislator of the Year Award. Chair Torian issued the following statement: Virginia’s high-quality workforce is always a credit to our Commonwealth. During this pandemic, state employees have tackled unprecedented challenges […] The post VGEA Names Chair Torian 2020 Legislator of the Year appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Update from Special Session: Adjourned!

November 13, 2020
This past Monday, the General Assembly reconvened for one final day of Special Session 2020 to consider Governor Northam’s proposed amendments to legislation – including the updated biennial budget – passed this fall. Below is a summary of the latest changes to our budget, as well as the final package of criminal justice reform measures […] The post Update from Special Session: Adjourned! appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

52nd District November Newsletter: Election Special

October 30, 2020
Election Day is nearly here! This year, your new majority in the General Assembly has made voting easier and safer than ever. If you have not yet cast your ballot, then this newsletter should serve as a comprehensive guide to ensure your voice is heard in this election. If you have already submitted a ballot, […] The post 52nd District November Newsletter: Election Special appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Protecting Virginia care workers: Special Session recap

October 27, 2020
Inspired by constituent input, my office has been advocating for Virginia’s care workers since early this past summer; When we keep providers healthy and financially stable, we’re also protecting the more at-risk Virginians they serve. The 2020 Special Session presented an opportunity to not only speak up for these essential workers, but to create positive […] The post Protecting Virginia care workers: Special Session recap appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

These are all of the video clips of Luke Torian’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 9 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1800: Budget Bill.
  • HB2174: VirginiaSaves Program; established.
  • HB2175: Homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks; housing protections, foreclosures, etc.
  • HB2176: School board policies; abusive work environments, definitions.
  • HB2177: Capital outlay plan; repeals existing six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded.
  • HB2178: Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2021; created.
  • HB2179: Refunding bonds; alters the principal and interest requirements.
  • HR230: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HB29: Budget Bill.
  • HB30: Budget Bill.
  • HB1246: Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2020; created.
  • HB1247: Capital outlay plan; updates six-year plan for projects.
  • HB1248: Capital outlay bill; timing of required submission.
  • HB1249: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; manufactured home park, termination due to sale of park, notice.
  • HB1250: Virginia Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.
  • HB1251: Health insurance; definitions, payment to out-of-network providers, emergency services.
  • HB1495: Virginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school resource officers.
  • HB5005: Budget Bill.
  • HR16: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR516: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR571: Commending Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Semyon Vindman, USA, Ret.
  • HB2431: My Virginia Plan Program; multiple employer plan for private employers and their employees.
  • HB2432: My Virginia Plan Program; establishes My Virginia Plan Board, creates Fund.
  • HB2433: Family caregiver; tax credit.
  • HB2434: Manufactured home parks; sale of park, notice, rights of association.
  • HB2435: Virginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts.
  • HB2436: Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.
  • HB2437: Electronic toll collection devices; monthly statements, fees.
  • HB2474: Long-term care; expediting review of applications, report.
  • HB2475: Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of competitive negotiation for construction, etc.
  • HB2670: Dumfries, Town of; amending charter, town council elections, etc.
  • HB2685: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB2795: Handheld photo speed monitoring devices; DSP may operate in or around a highway work zone.
  • HJ674: DVS & TAX; feasibility of exempting military retirement income from taxation, report.
  • HJ855: Commending Action in Community Through Service.
  • HJ977: Commending Paul B. Ebert.
  • HR283: Celebrating the life of John D. Jenkins.
  • HR284: Celebrating the life of John Harper.
  • HB1042: Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB1044: School board; policies prohibiting abusive work environment, etc.
  • HB1045: Electronic toll collection devices; monthly statements, fees.
  • HB1046: School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses.
  • HB1047: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; definition of manufactured home park.
  • HB1048: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Grant Fund; created.
  • HB1049: My Virginia Plan Program; establishes My Virginia Plan Board, creates Fund.
  • HB1050: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; sale of manufactured home park, notice to residents, penalties.
  • HB1332: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB1377: Epinephrine; possession and administration at outdoor educational programs.
  • HJ102: Military retirement income; exempt from taxation.
  • HJ103: Virginia Retirement System; CNU to study feasibility and merits of a plan.
  • HJ280: Commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Prince William County Chapter.
  • HB2195: School attendance officer; powers and duties.
  • HB2202: Employment; abusive work environment.
  • HB2203: Uniform Statewide Building Code; notice to residents of code violations.
  • HB2204: My Virginia Plan Program; created, retirement plans for employees of private employers.
  • HB2357: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB2451: Professional and occupational licensing; restoration of rights.
  • HB826: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB827: Concussions in student-athletes; guidelines for school division policies and procedures.
  • HB828: TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies.
  • HJ119: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights
  • HJ159: Public transportation services; DRPT to evaluate study necessary to identify, etc.
  • HB693: Paper ballot; chief officer of election may provide when conditions at precinct necessitate use.
  • HB694: Voter registration; early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB1998: State and federal programs; VRS shall convene a work group to review, etc.
  • HB1999: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2000: Elections; voter registration, early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB2001: MMIE projects; Virginia Public Building Authority authorized to finance certain activities.
  • HB2002: 'Jake brakes' or Jacobs brakes; local regulation.
  • HB2003: Virginia Public School Authority; loans to school boards for the acquisition of capital projects.
  • HB2004: School nurses; divisionwide ratio students in average daily membership.
  • HB2005: School Performance Report Card; instructional costs.
  • HB2006: School divisions; concussion policies and procedures; management plan.
  • HB2285: E-ZPass transponder; VDOT prohibited from charging monthly fees.
  • HJ628: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HB685: Communications sales and use tax revenues; changes distribution.
  • HB686: Virginia Retirement System; retirees hired as school board security personnel.
  • HB687: Building Revitalization Grant Fund; created.
  • HB688: VRS; management of assets of nongovernmental investors.
  • HB689: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; lobbyist reports.
  • HB691: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB692: Absentee voting; allows qualified voters to vote absentee in person without an excuse.
  • HB693: Paper ballot; chief officer of election may provide when conditions at precinct necessitate use.
  • HB694: Voter registration; early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB695: Concealed handgun permit; changes to types of firearms safety courses.
  • HB1101: Service districts; underground utilities.
  • HB1209: Family day homes; approval or denial of application by local government.
  • HJ107: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights if person has served full sentence.
  • HJ402: Commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Prince William County chapter.
  • HJ403: Commending Earnie Porta.
  • HJ5004: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Goode Gary.
  • HB407: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB1326: Concealed handgun permits; firearms safety courses.
  • HB2003: Income tax, state; recycled building rehabilitation tax credit.
  • HB2013: Early voting; any registered voter qualified to vote in election may vote in person.
  • HB2015: Paper ballot; voter entitled to cast when electronic system is available.
  • HB2016: Elections; extension of polling hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • HB2017: Mechanical and electronic voting devices; number required.
  • HB2172: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HJ904: Celebrating the Life of Robert K. Lehto.
  • HJ905: Celebrating the life of Emma Lorraine Musselman.
  • HJ906: Commending the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • HR223: Celebrating the life of Betty Jane Varner.
  • HB403: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; criteria.
  • HB404: Handheld personal communication devices; prohibits use while driving.
  • HB405: Planning commissions; appointments.
  • HB406: Incentives, local; local government to provide regulatory flexibility to defense contractors.
  • HB407: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB1226: Higher educational institutions; regulation of firearms.
  • HJ356: Celebrating the life of Kevin Timothy English.
  • HB1313: Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2238: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2239: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts certain computer equipment and enabling software.
  • HB2240: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; criteria for awarding grants or loans from the Fund.
  • HB2241: Length of school term; minimum number of teaching days if closed due to bad weather.
  • HB2242: School divisions, local; annual notification of estimated average per pupil cost to put on website.
  • HB2243: School board policies; adopt policies which certain electronic records and signatures are accepted.
  • HB2244: Personal Property Tax Relief Act; transmission of certain information by DMV.
  • HB2245: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: IN REMEMBRANCE, APRIL 16, 2007.
  • HB2246: Tuition, in-state; certain civilian employees of Department of Defense employees shall pay.
  • HB2247: Repair of potholes on private property; localities to require on certain parking areas and roads.
  • HB2248: Public transportation service; obstructing operation of transit vehicle is Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB2388: Nursing homes & assisted living facilities; required to provide info. about family councils, etc.
  • HB298: Removal of motor vehicles; adds Prince William Co. to localities that may remove or immobilize.
  • HB299: Uniform Statewide Building Code; increases civil penalty.
  • HB1238: Higher educational institutions; crisis and emergency management.
  • HB1239: Tuition, in-state; certain Department of Defense employees as result of Base Realignment & Closure.
  • HB1271: Firearms; governing body of an educational institution has power to establish rules therefor.
  • HB1313: Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created.
  • HJ392: Commending Mt. Zion Baptist Church.